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How to Make Smart Decisions Without Getting Lucky via Farnam Street [Shared]

March 31st, 2022 Comments off

How to Make Smart Decisions Without Getting Lucky – Farnam Street

How to Make Smart Decisions Without Getting Lucky via  Farnam Street [Shared]

Few things will change your trajectory in life or business as much as learning to make effective decisions. Yet no one really teaches us what it means to make consistently high-quality decisions.

I started working at an intelligence agency on August 28, 2001. Two weeks later, the world would never be the same. 1

My computer science degree lost its value after a few promotions. I came from a world of 1s and 0s, not people, families, and interpersonal dynamics.

Just out of school, I found that my decisions affected not only my employees but their families. Not only my country but other countries. However, there was one small problem. I had no idea how to make smart decisions. I had no idea how to reduce errors. I only knew I had an obligation to make the best decisions I could. But where do you start?

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Managing people 🤯via Andreas Klinger [Shared]

March 28th, 2022 Comments off

Managing people 🤯 | Andreas Klinger

Managing people 🤯via Andreas Klinger [Shared]

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I believe almost all first-time founders burn out their first employees as they learn how to manage groups of people. If this advice helps avoid a few cases, it’s worth writing it down.

I wrote this article for managers of small teams/startups. I’d assume that most might not apply to management in larger enterprises. Btw here are my recommendations on joining hypergrowth companies in general.

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Why Tacit Knowledge is More Important Than Deliberate Practice via Commonplace – The Commoncog Blog [Shared]

February 15th, 2022 Comments off

Why Tacit Knowledge is More Important Than Deliberate Practice – Commonplace – The Commoncog Blog

Why Tacit Knowledge is More Important Than Deliberate Practice  via Commonplace - The Commoncog Blog

I want to spend an essay talking about tacit knowledge, and why I think it is the most interesting topic in the domain of skill acquisition. If you are a longtime Commonplace reader, you’ll likely have come across this idea before, because I’ve written about it numerous times in the past. But I think it’s still good idea to dedicate a whole piece to the topic.

Tacit knowledge is knowledge that cannot be captured through words alone.

Think about riding a bicycle. Riding a bicycle is impossible to teach through descriptions. Sure, you can try to explain what it is you’re doing when you’re cycling, but this isn’t going to be of much help when you’re teaching a kid and they fall into the drain while you’re telling them to “BALANCE! JUST IMAGINE YOU ARE ON A TIGHTROPE AND BALANCE!”.

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On interviews…via TikTok from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Video]

June 12th, 2021 Comments off
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On interviews…from Career Opportunities ##career ##work ##job ##interviewing ##jobsearch ##stress ##tip ##education

♬ original sound – Douglas E. Welch


On interviews...via TikTok from the Career Opportunities Podcast

 


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On Pricing Yourself from Career Opportunities via TIkTok [Video]

June 5th, 2021 Comments off

Good call looking for salary comparisons. Do not underprice yourself, no matter how uncomfortable it may feel. — Douglas

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##stitch with @mirandathehybrid Good call looking for salary comparisons. Do not underprice yourself, no matter how uncomfortable it may feel. 😀😀😀

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On Pricing Yourself from Career Opportunities via TIkTok [Video[

 


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On discount request up front from Career Opportunities with Douglas E. Welch [Video]

May 12th, 2021 Comments off
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On discount request up front – Career Opportunities with Douglas E. Welch ##careers ##advice ##work ##job ##freelance ##business ##self-preservation ##redflag

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On discount request up front from Career Opportunities with Douglas E. Welch [Video]

 


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On Managing Your Career from Career Opportunities via TikTok [Video]

May 8th, 2021 Comments off
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Career Opportunities: Do what is best for YOU in your career, not others ##career ##advice ##careermanagement ##work ##jobs ##life

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On Managing Your Career from Career Opportunities via TikTok [Video]


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Coursera makes courses available for free to the unemployed via Engadget

April 26th, 2020 Comments off

Coursera makes courses available for free to the unemployed via Engadget

 

Coursera is opening access to its online education in a bid to help those newly unemployed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gizmodo notes the service has made 3,800 courses and 400 specializations available for free through government agencies hoping to find jobs for residents. The courses teach top-level skills like business writing and job paths like app development, and you’ll find professional certificates from companies like Google, IBM and SAS.

 

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After COVID-19 – 4 in a series – You’ve Got This

April 19th, 2020 Comments off

After COVID-19 - 4 in a series - You've Got This

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I was chatting with a long time friend today on our private Discord server and he was telling us how he was about to start teaching his first remote class for his Junior High students. This man is one of the best educators I know. He is knowledgeable not only in technology, his educational topics of specialization but also in education itself.

It surprised me a bit when he confessed he was feeling very nervous about his first class. Again, this person is someone I consider an educator’s educator, but as with all of us, doubt can creep in at the oddest times.

Partly this is because we all consistently under-acknowledge and undervalue our own knowledge and skills. It seems to be a universal trait of human nature. Sure, there are the narcissistic and arrogant among us, but I believe the majority of us carry doubts and fears about our own abilities and in most cases these doubts and fears are baseless.

How do I know this? It is because I suffer in the same, human, way as everyone else. We always need to look for a trusted external source to tell us the truth about our own knowledge and skills. These are the friends who know when to tell us we are full of sh*t and know when we are not giving ourselves enough credit. It is here we find the truth which we can find so hard to see ourselves.

So, yes, it can be a little scary, a little stressful, even a bit panic-inducing but trust me, you’ve got this. You know how to do this and you know how to do it well. Will there be hiccups? Sure! Not every day in the classroom runs as smoothly as you might wish, but in the end, you (and your students) will be fine. You will get through this, together, and learn much along the way.

In fact, you might even find your skills growing with new innovations that you have been wanting to try but didn’t have space or time. Being forced into remote teaching might be the best thing for education in decades. Sometimes we need extraordinary circumstances — and the freedom to address those circumstances — to really grow in our profession, no matter what it might be.

Again, you’ve got this. I know because I know you. I can see the person you can’t always see in yourself.

What are your thoughts? Leave them in the comments!

How you can find a job during the COVID-19 crisis via Fast Company

April 10th, 2020 Comments off

How you can find a job during the COVID-19 crisis via Fast Company

No one could have predicted our current reality as part of the 2020 employment forecast. As of March 26, over three million people have filed unemployment claims this week alone—the most in U.S. history. The stock market is in turmoil, drastically plummeting on an almost daily basis. The national government has now stepped in, offering bridge loans to small businesses to help them retain their employees.
 
We’re facing unprecedented times, and no one knows how long this will last. Since we cannot predict when the worst will be over or even when the virus will be contained, your best strategy is to focus on short-term solutions that will get you through this challenging time.

Doing nothing is not an option.

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